Intro to Ayurveda & Indian Head Massage Course
Institution / Academy
Andrea Olivera Academy
Meet your instructor
Andrea is a pioneering figure in the field of Ayurveda beauty, and has dedicated her life to the study of Ayurveda, Jyotish, Yoga and the Vedic Sciences. Over 30 years ago, Andrea began her career as a make-up artist and aesthetician, and was one of the first Canadians in her field to incorporate Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedic Astrology and Eastern wellness practices into her spa treatments and services. Today, she is one of Canada’s leading Ayurveda beauty and wellness specialists and educators.
About the course
This unique Shiro-Abhyanga methodology combines traditional Ayurveda head massage with Ayurveda Beauty pioneer Andrea Olivera’s luxurious, relaxing and meditative rejuvenation techniques, treating scalp, hair, face, upper neck, shoulders and seated back massage.
This course is MODULE ONE of The Ayurveda Academy Ayurveda Spa Specialist Program.
The Andrea Olivera Method© Shiro-Abhyanga, the Ayurveda Head Massage
[Module 1, Ayurveda Spa Specialist Program]
AVAILABLE IN-CLASS AND ONLINE
In this module, you’ll master a distinctive and unique approach to Shiro-Abhyanga Ayurveda Head Massage, combining traditional Ayurveda head massage with Ayurveda Beauty pioneer Andrea Olivera’s luxurious, relaxing and meditative rejuvenation techniques, treating scalp, hair, face, upper neck, shoulders and seated back massage.
You will study Ayurveda theory, including:
personal Dosha evaluation: mind, body type
chakra awareness assessment
elemental wisdom theory
• Perform the full 7-step 30-60 minute warmed herbal oil massage treatment of the scalp, neck, shoulders, upper chest, face and upper back, as well as the dry-scalp Seated Indian Head Massage
• Customize your treatment for Vata, Pitta and Kapha, and customization of essential oils for and the three Doshas
• Cleanse the Aura Introduction to the Chakras
And you will learn:
Guna Therapy, a chakra-balancing, body-rocking movement featuring the laying-on of hands over the chakras, and the chakra aura cleanse featuring Kashmiri Rose Dhoop Sticks and Rituals of Scent chakra balancing scents
Chakra and aura cleansing, using herbal smoke, bells and floral waters
Dhara, the pouring of warmed herbal oils over the third eye in a copper pot, a mini version of Shirodhara the power of Prana therapy to invoke the immune system and rejuvenate full body and mind manual rejuvenation
Elemental Wisdom on customizing essential oils, massage techniques and pressure points to balance the Doshas
Marma Therapy, the art of pressure point healing, and basic Facial Marma Therapy psychology prana healing immune activation and detoxification treatment
Kansa wand facial stress detoxifying facial massage
Face cleansing techniques
Basic rejuvenation face massage with facial Marma therapy
A full warmed herbal oil pouring over the third eye known as a rejuvenation Dhara
A mini manual Shirodhara ( a manual hand-held copper pot), a short version of Shirodhara
A seated back massage with warmed herbal oil pour and hot aromatic towels